A 33-year-old man, who was admittedly “caught red handed” with an illegal substance, has two months to pay a Bridgetown Court a $1,500 fine.
Justin Antonio Roach, of Parkinson Field, Pinelands, St Michael, owed up before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today to possession of 14 grammes of cannabis in 32 Ziploc bags.
The drugs were found after police had cause to stop and search him.
“Being honest with you officer, I forget I had that in my pocket,” Roach told police at the time he was detained.
Today, he wasted little time in accepting responsibility.
“Basically I got caught red handed. The stuff was mine and basically that’s it,” Roach told the magistrate.
If he fails to pay the amount by July 23 he will have to spend four months in prison.